Radical Dads coalesced in Brooklyn, NY ca. 2008, likely generated by the spontaneous commingling of two or more types of sludge in the Gowanus Canal. The members are Lindsay Baker, Chris Diken, and Robbie Guertin (formerly of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah). They first laid ears on each other all the way back in the mythic ancient age known as the late 1990s.
As the decades have trudged by, the pants have shrunk, but the beat and the racket have slunk on, free flowing as a pair of XL kulats. In 2011, Radical Dads released their first full-length record, Mega Rama, produced by Phil Palazzolo (New Pornographers, Neko Case, Ted Leo) and crowned by swamp manbeast art by Michael Deforge. The succeeding ripper was 7-inch “Skateboard Bulldog,” produced by same, and illuminated with mind-erasing canine cartoon art by THEE Matt Furie.
During the summer of 2012, Radical Dads hauled themselves to the northerly territories of the northern state of Rhode Island to work with Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Machines with Magnets (Battles, Lightning Bolt, Callers). It was at this locale that their new album took the shape of a Lamborghini driving through space, headed Andromeda-ward. Those who survived said it was extremely magical.
Radical Dads are fucking thrilled to present their new LP, Rapid Reality, to your earholes. They are especially delighted that all the album art was created by the inimitable and unintimidatable Dana Schutz, #1 paintress of the 21st century. When not pulling late shifts at the jam factory, the guitar-guitar-drums outfit enjoys gummy snacks, hitting the fizz, snoozin’ on Sundays, meditation, meditating on pizza, pizza itself, sunglasses, friends, all-time peace, and the search for the attainment of the transcendence of coolness.
RADICAL DADS OBJECTS
UM029Rapid Reality[LP by Radical Dads] UM026Torrential Zen[7-inch] UM023Skateboard Bulldog[7-inch by Radical Dads] UM021Mega Rama[LP by Radical Dads] UM020Recklessness[7-inch by Radical Dads] UM014Radical Dads[EP by Radical Dads] Deforge Shirt[T-shirt for Radical Dads]